Tseedum


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One of the many products made with milk is tarak, a mixture of milk and sugar. When tarak is mixed with water, it is thinned into a drink known as a tseedum (see Figure 1). Tseedum is consumed much like sports drinks are consumed in the United States. It is a common beverage used to both refresh and replenish nutrients in people when traveling long distances or when they have spent a great deal of time in the sun. In the past this drink has been preserved in a thermos made of leather (tashmug) that keeps the drink cool.